Rainer Ernst GLASER
Dipl.-Chem., M.S., Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri-Columbia
601 South College Avenue
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Tel.: (573) 882-0331
Fax: (573) 882-2754
WWW: http://www.missouri.edu/~chemrg
Email: GlaserR@missouri.edu


CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DATA
Birth Date June 18, 1957. Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Family Julia Chang, married August 22, 1996.
Kayla Glaser, born October 7, 1997.
James Glaser, born August 12, 2001.
Interests Reading, Astronomy, Cognition, Travel, Badminton, Swimming.
Languages Bilingual in English and German, read French and some Spanish.
Honors Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS & PROJECTS
Professional
Interests
Chemistry of Anisotropic Media.
Organic, Theoretical, and Materials Chemistry. Chemistry Education.
Current
Projects
1. DNA Base Deamination and Cross-Link Formation
2. Polar Order in Crystalline Organic Molecular Materials
3. Electronic Structure Theory: Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics
4. Structural Studies of Biopolymers: Deaminated DNA, ADA, and PMM/PGM
5. Astrochemistry: Chemistry in Interstellar Space (MU Space Science)
6. Nucleophilic Additions to Heterocumulenes
7. Chemistry is in the News: Chemistry and Society

CURRENT POSITION & EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2003- Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.
1995-2003 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.
1989-95 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.
1987-89 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Yale University.
Adviser: Professor Kenneth B. Wiberg.

EDUCATION
1984-87 Ph.D. Program, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
Adviser: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr. (Chemical Geneology)
Chemistry Ph.D., 1987.
Fellow of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie 1985-7.
1983-84 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.
Chemistry Diplom, 1984.
1982-83 University of California, Berkeley, College of Chemistry and
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Molecular and Materials Research Division.
Adviser: Professor Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.
Chemistry M.S., 1983.
Fulbright Fellow 1982-3.
1977-82 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.
Chemistry Vordiplom, 1980.
Physics Zwischenprüfung, 1979.
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1981-4.
1976-77 Military Service, Deutsche Bundeswehr
1967-76 Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, Germany.
Abitur with highest honors and Chemistry Prize, 1976.


COMMITTEES & REVIEWING
2004-7 MU Environmental Studies Executive Committee. MUES & SEAS
2004- MU Task Force for Big Ideas for Teaching Excellence (BITE).
2003-6 MU College of Arts & Science, Promotion & Tenure Committee. Chair 2004-5 & 2005-6.
2000-3 MU Academic Grievance Panel.
1999-2003 MU Faculty Advisory Council, Educational Technologies at MU.
1999-2002 MU Academic Assessment Committee.
1998-2002 Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry.
1996-9 MU Study Abroad Advisory Council.
1995-9 MU Task Force for Research Computing.
1992- Boards of Review for 13 Granting Agencies (>100 reviews).
1987- Boards of Review for 50 Journals (>500 reviews).


FUNDING SOURCES
National Institutes of Health (NIGMS), National Science Foundation (DUE), Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society (G, AC, SE), The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, NATO Collaborative Research Grant, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, since 1980.
Liebig-Vereinigung für Organische Chemie, since 1995.
Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie, since 1995.
American Chemical Society, since 1982.
University of Missouri ACS Local Section, 1995-7, Secretary-Treasurer.
Division of Organic Chemistry, since 1982.
Division of Physical Chemistry, since 1993.
Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision, since 1993.
Division of Chemical Toxicology, since 2001.
Division of Chemical Education, since 2001.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 1988.
American Association of University Professors, since 1989.
World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists (WATOC), since 1997.
Alpha Chi Sigma, since 1991.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, since 1990.
Council for Undergraduate Research, since 1992.
Union of Concerned Scientists, since 1986.